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Daniel Libeskind tours Tree of Life or L'Simcha Congregation

Daniel Libeskind, a New York City architect who descended to the depths of Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, visited Pittsburgh’s Ground Zero on Thursday and Friday. The son of Holocaust survivors, Mr. Libeskind will preserve and redesign parts of the Tree of Life / Or L’Simcha synagogue, the site of America’s worst antisemitic attack.
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Daniel Libeskind to design new Pittsburgh Tree of Life shul

Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, who designed the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco as well as several other Jewish museums around the world, has been chosen as the lead architect to reimagine the site of the Tree of Life synagogue building in Pittsburgh. The renovation is part of the congregation’s...

Daniel Libeskind Revives his Polish Hometown with the Łódź Architecture Center

Daniel Libeskind and inLodz21 Institution are designing Nexus21, an urban revitalization project of 21 structures that vary between residential and commercial buildings to urban spaces. The new cultural hub is located in particular neighborhoods to promote the creativity and innovation that lies in the city, such as architecture, textiles, fashion, and film, which are all part of its heritage. The master plan will also work on the spaces in between the revived structures, creating a vibrant nexus between the old and the new, while adding value to the historic neighborhoods of Łódź, Poland.
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Daniel Libeskind will redesign Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue

Polish-American architect, artist, and educator Daniel Libeskind and his eponymous New York-based studio have been selected by Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life/Or L’Simcha Congregation to lead an expansive redesign of its synagogue as part of the REMEMBER. REBUILD. RENEW campaign. Self-described as a “traditional, progressive, and egalitarian” congregation, Tree of Life’s 1950s-era synagogue is situated in Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s East End that’s long been a center of Jewish life in the Steel City. On the morning of October 27, 2018, the synagogue was the site of a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 11 worshippers. Six people were also wounded in what was the single deadliest antisemitic attack in United States history.
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Daniel Libeskind Will Redesign Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, Art Enters Chernobyl, and More: Morning Links from May 5, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. ARCHITECT DANIEL LIBESKIND HAS BEEN SELECTED to redesign the campus of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 were killed by a gunman in 2018, the New York Times reports. Libeskind, whose projects have included the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the Denver Art Museum, was selected unanimously by Tree of Life’s board. His plan calls for tearing down part of its main building to provide space for the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, a memorial site, and a venue for the study of hatred, according to the Religion News Service. The architect’s parents were Holocaust survivors, and he was born in 1946 in a homeless shelter in Poland. Recalling his arrival in the United States in the late ’50s with his family, he said that “we felt an air of freedom as Jews in this country. That is why this project is not simply about ‘Never Again.’ ”

daniel libeskind returns to his hometown with nexus21 architectural interventions

Daniel libeskind turns to the polish city of łódź, in collaboration with inlodz21 institution, to design a series of cultural hubs in his home city. nexus21 will consist of 21 distinct interventions that range from buildings to urban spaces located in prominent neighborhoods of łódź. these works are designed to enliven areas of the city with hubs that highlight the creativity and innovation of the city. each of these new hubs will pay homage to the cultural, historical, and industrial heritage of łódź including architecture, textiles, fashion, and film.
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Daniel Libeskind Cages Lady Liberty in Half a Million Steel Bars

A year after New York City went into lockdown, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 30,000 of its residents. The tragedy’s scale has made it difficult to comprehend the private griefs so many of us have experienced: the million heartbreaks of lost friends, lost livelihoods, lost neighborhood fixtures, lost senses of belonging. Instead of proposing a grand permanent memorial, we asked a wide range of New Yorkers about the moments from the pandemic that stood out to them and how they would want those experiences to be commemorated. In response, a selection of architects and artists translated those clients’ memories into proposals for temporary installations. We imposed no budget limit and no restrictions: The result could be a sculpture, a mural, a pavilion, a song — anything that could become part of the streetscape for a while. Presented here is one of 15 concepts submitted by architects, designers, artists, and composers; the rest will appear over the course of this week.

Daniel Libeskind designs Łódź Architecture Center in his native hometown

Daniel Libeskind will be returning to his native hometown of Łódź, Poland, to create a series of cultural hubs throughout the city. Dubbed Nexus21, the program features 21 unique interventions — ranging from buildings to urban spaces — to invigorate select neighborhoods spots, spur economic development, and pay tribute to the city's cultural, historical, and industrial heritage including architecture, textiles, fashion, and film.